Why take the train to York?
From its Roman beginnings York has become a cultural hotspot
with a cosmopolitan centre that combines its stunning heritage with
contemporary events, festivals and evening entertainment.
By the turn of the 13th century York, as the county's
administrative hub, had become an important centre for trade and
the revenue that this brought helped the city flourish. Towards the
end of the medieval period the city's best known architectural
sight - York Minster - was built, the largest cathedral of its type
in the country and one of Europe's most imposing Gothic
As with many historic towns, York has more than its share of
spooky stories. If you arrive on one of trains to York and are
feeling fearless then you can find out more on a local 'Ghost
Traditionally York has been famous for its chocolate production
though in recent decades this has gone into decline. However, with
industry stalwarts such as Nestle / Rowntree in town, it is hardly
surprising York became known for its chocolate factories - such
favourites as Smarties, Kitkat and of course, the Yorkie bar. Some
are still made in the city.
During the industrial revolution York benefited significantly from
railway building and related industries. The railway carriage works
which once employed some 22,000 people are now closed.
Since the 1950s, York's economy has benefited mainly from
tourism, science and service-based industries. Experience the
excitement of the races at York racecourse, relax with friends at
the City Screen or enjoy a performance at the York Theatre
Our train services to York
We offer regular and comfortable trains to York from major towns
and cities in the north of England. All our trains have the option
of travelling First class and a trolley service is available on our